The early 90s were a bit of a blur. Marriage. Baby. Job. Not much to be nostalgic about.
As the decade progressed however there are a few things that stand out.
Batman: TAS - Way ahead of its time and the best Batman ever
The Jerry Springer Show - A few friends and I drive to Chicago to catch a Cubs game and as a side "mission" went to a taping of the show.
Seinfeld - Although this never left so there has not been much to miss. It has been on the air since it went on the air.
The Return of Star Wars! Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire series began in 1991 and really set up the release of the Hasbro line, the Special Editions and finally TPM. I think if that book series flopped, Star Wars would be relegated to niche nerdism. Albeit a big niche.
The Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Living in the Peach State, the Braves were HUGE in the early 90s. But after losing the Series in 91 and 92, the level of fandom dropped to almost nothing. Even though they won in 95, their run of division championships through the decade was trumped by the mighty Yankees. The Yankees put together one of the greatest runs in baseball history, ending the 90s with three championships. The 98 season was a joy to watch.
The New York Rangers win the Cup in 94! Huge. Even for an Islander fan like me.
The Atlanta Olympics. I spent the Olympics walking around Atlanta, having one of the best times of my life. I was about 50 yards away from the bomb when it went off, was cleared out of downtown within minutes but was right back in the park the next morning.
SPICE GIRLS! SPICE GIRLS! SPICE GIRLS!
If I had only spent a tenth of the time studying Physics that I spent learning Star Wars and Baseball trivia, I would have won the Nobel Prize.